I want to argue, not that Brunetto is a Sodomite but rather that Dante has portrayed him as a Sodomite: as a homosexual man with characteristically, even stereotypically, gay attributes and mannerisms.What I am claiming is that Brunetto would have been as recognizably gay to Dante's first readers and auditors as he is to us in the late twentieth century.
On 11/3/2002 at , a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 146.1 miles away from the city center On 3/4/1983 at , a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 244.6 miles away from Ulysses center On 8/9/1997 at , a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.0 miles away from the city center On 8/18/1959 at , a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 723.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage On 6/20/2002 at , a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from Ulysses center On 2/6/1996 at , a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.2 miles away from the city center The number of natural disasters in Butler County (13) is near the US average (13). Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000.
According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Ulysses, Pennsylvania as of February 10, 2018.
According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Ulysses, Nebraska as of February 10, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Ulysses to the number of sex offenders is 42 to 1.
Indeed, Virgil is rather shunted aside throughout Dante's interview with Ser Brunetto. Both questions are significant, the latter because it reveals Brunetto's quick and accurate appraisal of the situation: he doesn't ask «Who is that with you?
Dante seems to be so excited by his encounter with his dearly loved teacher that he all but ignores Virgil, who will make only one remark in the course of the episode. 46) has brought him here alive; he also asks him «chi è questi che mostra 'l cammino? » but rather «Who is that who is showing you the way? Yet Brunetto proves to be curiously uncurious about just who this stranger actually is; and Dante is oddly unforthcoming about Virgil's identity.
The ratio of number of residents in Ulysses to the number of sex offenders is 156 to 1.
Ulysses-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average.
This is, I suspect, another example of Dante's often «sadistic» infernal humor: these souls are painfully naked, exposed, hence clothing is all the more important to them; for the same reason, clothing imagery rather cruelly recurs in the cantos in which they appear.